July 26, 2015 |
CHICAGO - The Phillies' Saturday starter stood in left-center field early Friday afternoon, shagging fly balls in front of Wrigley Field's iconic ivy while groups of position players rotated in for batting practice. Anyone watching could have wondered whether Cole Hamels might be back here a couple of weeks from now, when the Chicago Cubs play their next homestand. The National League wild-card contenders are among the potential suitors for the Phillies' ace and top trade chip with less than a week before baseball's highly anticipated July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
May 15, 2015 |
CHICAGO - Joel Embiid never went through the rigors of the NBA Draft Combine. After he declared he was going to the NBA after one season at the University of Kansas, he skipped the annual event in Chicago. He's seeing what it's all about now, though. In an unprecedented move, the 76ers' big man came with Brett Brown and general manager Sam Hinkie to Chicago and is seeing how the the organization works throughout the week. Wednesday, he sat in on about seven interviews with prospective future teammates; yesterday he was at the gym watching workouts and also sat in on some more interviews.
April 25, 2015 |
In the latest expansion move by a Philadelphia-based law firm, Cozen O'Connor said Thursday that it would merge with a 60-lawyer firm in Chicago, greatly expanding its presence there, and deepening its labor and employment and white-collar defense practices, along with other legal areas. The merger, effective June 1, will bring the total number of lawyers at Cozen to 635, said the firm's CEO, Michael Heller. "This gives us a much broader full-service office in Chicago, and allows us to do this with an extremely accomplished group of lawyers with national practices," Heller said of the merger with Meckler Bulger Tilson.
February 13, 2015 |
THE ENCHANTING RUN that Philadelphia's Taney Dragons and ace pitcher Mo'ne Davis went through last summer at the Little League World Series in Williamsport may have ended too soon. The Chicago-based Jackie Robinson West club, the first all-black squad to win the United States Little League Championship, was stripped of its title by Little League International yesterday after it was determined the team had falsified boundaries to field ineligible players. Little League International also said that after the boundaries had been changed, JRW officials went to surrounding leagues in Illinois to claim players to build a superior team.
February 13, 2015 |
Taney wasn't robbed. Las Vegas wasn't robbed. New Albany, Ind.; West Dundee, Ill.; Lansing, Ill.; Chicago Rosemoor; and all the other teams beaten by Jackie Robinson West on the way to the U.S. championship of Little League Baseball weren't robbed. Jackie Robinson West was robbed. The kids who played for that team were robbed on Wednesday when their championship was stripped, and what they were robbed of was their childhood. Through no fault of their own, they were made to feel part of something wrong instead of something wonderful, and they learned, perhaps for the first time, that there is little in this world that can't be ruined by adults trying to make it better.
February 12, 2015 |
Little League International officials met Tuesday to discuss a recent investigation into Chicago's national championship team amid accusations of ineligible players. Jackie Robinson West, which eliminated Philadelphia's Taney Dragons last summer, may have added top players from neighboring suburban leagues, according to an ESPN report. Little League International's inquiry started late last year. It is unclear whether the Chicago team could be stripped of its title. The Tuesday meeting took place several weeks after the organization announced it had found no violations of residency rules but would reopen its investigation if new evidence was presented.
October 3, 2014 |
JIM CURTIN likes to joke about the fact that seemingly every week a family member or a Union fan mentions in passing, "Oh, this week's a big one" in regards to the upcoming game. Duh. "The good thing is, I know I've said it 100 times, but we've been in must-win kind of games this whole stretch," Curtin, the Union's interim manager since June, said this week. "The past 16, 17 games have all felt like that. "Our guys know that," he added. "They know the moment. " Though Curtin wouldn't go as far as to label it "a must win," tonight's home game against the Chicago Fire could be viewed as just that for a club fighting for its postseason life.
October 1, 2014 |
Most flights operated on time with some minor delays Monday at Philadelphia International Airport, despite delays and cancellations nationwide over the weekend after a Federal Aviation Administration telecommunications contractor allegedly burned a Chicago-area radar center in an apparent suicide attempt Friday. Philadelphia International has 27 scheduled departures to, and 27 scheduled arrivals from, Chicago's O'Hare and Midway Airports, said spokesman Mark Pesce. "According to the airlines, most flights are operating on time, with some minor delays," Pesce said.
September 30, 2014 |
What's with the accounting industry? Every company needs outside bean-counters to audit the books, trim taxes, and help make a case for tough decisions. But you need a chart to keep track of them all, the way local firms have joined, split, and been replaced. Ten years ago, Robert Ciaruffoli moved his office and his home to Society Hill from northeast Pennsylvania with the goal of building the firm now known as ParenteBeard L.L.C. into a formidable player, from New York to Washington.
September 5, 2014 |
The largest Philadelphia-based accounting firm, ParenteBeard L.L.C., will join Chicago-based Baker Tilly Virchow Krause L.L.P., the two firms said in a statement Wednesday. The combined firm will be called Baker Tilly Virchow Krause L.L.P. The ParenteBeard name will disappear, the combined firm will be headquartered in Chicago, and Baker Tilly leadership will remain in place. But, Baker Tilly spokesman David Pendery insisted, the transaction was a merger and not an acquisition by the larger Baker Tilly.